Christine Condamin-Pouvelle : temporal issues in the treatment of a young encopresic adolescent : between urgency and incompleteness

Thierry A., aged 12, came to consult me for a symptom of primary encopresy. The work took the form of stories in words and drawings, in which his archaic fantasies erupt. The sadistic-anal and sadistic-oral drives are expressed in an attempt to annihilate the object. The manic pole appears very present, along with the depressive pole, which will be expressed more and more openly, to the point of a direct acknowledgement of solitude and sadness. Afterwards comes the time of repair, of re-birth, and of the conquest which will lead Thierry to a greater unity of the Ego and to better drive integration.